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Richard Bowling Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 560 students

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Posted April 25, 2013

Richard Bowling Elementary School is filthy, there are rodents running over desks while children are in class. i would never take my child here. The children simply don't care. The teachers try to help, but the students make it nearly impossible to be helped. One of the few teachers who do care is Mrs. B. Vail. During the summer, kids were afraid to go to camps there since there were cockroaches and rats running like crazy behind sinks and in bathrooms.


Posted March 19, 2006

Excellent school! Great leadership! Very supportive staff! Students are motivated, encouraged and loved!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted February 21, 2006

Richard Bowling Elementary, formerly Bowling Park Elementary Schol is a very excellent mecca for education. Mrs. Shepherd, along with her staff and teachers are very dedicated in regards to education and don't mind going the extra mile when it comes to children and their parents. There are always activites that are going on throughout the school to broaden the children's horizons, and the school just doesn't refer to the children as students..they are refered to as scholars. This school rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students45%
Female students46%
Male students45%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English45%

Math

All Students19%
Female students14%
Male students21%
Black students15%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English19%

Science

All Students50%
Female students33%
Male students59%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students49%
Female students51%
Male students47%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%

Math

All Students44%
Female students47%
Male students41%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students51%
Female students56%
Male students44%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

English: Writing

All Students49%
Female students54%
Male students42%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English48%

Math

All Students29%
Female students28%
Male students29%
Black students28%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English29%

Science

All Students43%
Female students47%
Male students38%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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  • Mr. Sterling White

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Norfolk, VA 23504
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